New in theaters - Wednesday 11/26/03

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New in theaters - Wednesday 11/26/03
Wed, 11-26-2003 - 8:39am
Bad Santa

Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violence

It's the height of the festive holiday season and merry shoppers have begun their yearly pilgrimages to their local malls. Among the drove is a pair of con men, on a decadent road trip, posing as Santa and his trusty elf. Rather than spreading good cheer, the duo's motive is to rob each shopping establishment along the way. Their savvy strategy, however, becomes complicated when they encounter a precocious 8-year-old who ends up teaching them the true meaning of Christmas.

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter, Hayden Bromberg

Running Time - 1:33

Genre - Drama


Haunted Mansion

Rated PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language

Workaholic real-estate agent Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) drags his family up to the creepy Gracey mansion in hopes of rebuilding it into a lavish new condo development. When they get there, the family discovers that they’re not alone when 999 grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize! These happy ghosts won’t leave until their unfinished business has been completed, so it’s up to Jim to break the curse – and rediscover a family that needs him – before the clock strikes 13.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Tilly, Aree Davis, Jeremy Howard, Marc John Jefferies

Running Time - 1:39

Genre - Comedy


The Missing

Rated R for violence

The story of a young woman raising her two daughters in an isolated and lawless wilderness. When her oldest daughter is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with mystical powers, she is forced to re-unite with her long estranged father to rescue her.

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Simon Baker, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd

Directed by Ron Howard.

Running Time - 2:10

Genre - Action



Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences and brief language

Three students working on an archaeological dig must travel back in time to 14th-century France to rescue their professor, who became trapped after venturing into his favorite era to study it first-hand.

Starring Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, David Thewlis

Running Time - 1:56

Genre - Action